Consolidated XB-24Q Liberator

Last revised July 22, 2003






The XB-24Q-FO was produced in July of 1946 by converting a B-24L (serial number 44-49916) at the General Electric company in Schenectady, New York to test a radar-controlled remote gun position in the tail that was being developed for the Boeing B-47 Stratojet. After completion of the tests, the XB-24Q was eventually sent to reclamation at Olmstead AAF in Pennsylvania in August of 1948 and was presumably scrapped there.

Sources:

  1. Famous Bombers of the Second World War, William Green, Doubleday, 1959.

  2. Liberator: America's Global Bomber, Alwyn T. Lloyd, Pictorial Histories Publishing Co, Inc, 1993.

  3. General Dynamics Aircraft and Their Predecesssors, John Wegg, Naval Institute Press, 1990.

  4. E-mail from Terence Geary on fate of XB-24Q.